Journal article

Present status of the ultrabright synchrotron sources

In the mid-1980s, the concept emerged of a new (third) generation of synchrotron light sources, characterized by unprecedented levels of brightness-and marking a clear departure from the performances of traditional X-ray sources. This project became reality in the mid-1990s; not only were ultra-bright X-ray sources demonstrated feasible, but rapidly became a key factor in X-ray applications to materials science, the life sciences and other disciplines. We briefly review the basic concepts underlying this new generation of X-ray sources, the present performances of working facilities, and some selected examples of their impact on research

    Keywords: electron accelerators ; storage rings ; synchrotron radiation ; X-ray production


    Inst. de Phys. Appliquee, Ecole Polytech. Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

    Copyright 1998, IEE



    ultrabright synchrotron sources

    synchrotron light sources

    ultra-bright X-ray sources

    X-ray applications


    • LSE-ARTICLE-1997-016

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